Clinical Somatics

Help me help Women’s Aid

This week, we witnessed another horrific sexual domestic violence court decision. Too many perpetrators of domestic abuse walk out of court as free men because of their 'standing in his community, his good employment record' etc. (The employment record was mentioned as a positive in this last case, where a man dragged his ex-partner on… Continue reading Help me help Women’s Aid

Clinical Somatics, thoughts

Truth shows up in movement

Some reflections on a discussion I had with one of my clients - so much to discover, so many things to reconnect to. I am grateful for my learning coming from working with people who are at a turning point of how they want to relate to themselves in the present and future. Who have… Continue reading Truth shows up in movement

Classes, Clinical Somatics, Uncategorized

Restore your Movement class starting in September

What a summer we had! I hope you've been active and enjoyed the sunshine. We have a new weekly class coming up from September, where we explore the big and small movements that help us relieve back pain, neck discomfort, hip tension and tight legs. The classes run every week and can be booked as… Continue reading Restore your Movement class starting in September

Clinical Somatics, thoughts, Uncategorized

Explain Pain

I've been lucky to have had the opportunity in participating in an Explain Pain seminar this weekend, presented by Ben Davies (not the football player), a pain specialist with excellent presentation skills and a vast knowledge. The Explain Pain course is developed by the NOIgroup, Australia's leading pain science researchers. We were learning about how… Continue reading Explain Pain

Clinical Somatics, Uncategorized

A recommended article!

Lawrence Gold, one of the 'Wave 1' practitioners (who studied directly under Thomas Hanna) who have taken Somatic Education further and further, has written a beautifully concise article I would like to share! You can find the description of what happens in Hanna Somatic Education, which is what my training was based on, HERE I… Continue reading A recommended article!

Clinical Somatics, thoughts

What happens in a Clinical Lesson?

I was lucky to have my friend and professional dancer Karen Gleeson and photographer Angie Pappas Constable with me in my office to give you a glimpse of how a Clinical lesson might look like. I think Angie took some beautiful photos - check out her street photography work here: www.angieconstable.com , so I want… Continue reading What happens in a Clinical Lesson?

Classes, Clinical Somatics, Uncategorized

What people say about Somatics

Or better - what people say in and after a class! I got so much out of it! My hip feels much more mobile, my back feels looser! My shoulders are relaxed! My bowels are very happy! Sometimes it's a smile, a surprised look or an Ooooh! I have updated the website with some feedback… Continue reading What people say about Somatics

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Clinical training in York, UK

This week, I'm sharing 7 days of learning with my English and Danish colleagues. The focus for our 4th intensive module lies on lower extremities. We learn different assisted Pandiculations for hips, calves, feet and thighs. These are helpful enhancements - little extra treats - to the protocols which are the basis of working from… Continue reading Clinical training in York, UK

Clinical Somatics, Uncategorized

Module 4/6

After another 6 months of practical work, researching functional and structural disorders and writing up case studies, my 4th module is coming up this month. Last time my class met for an intensive week, we learned protocols that make up the 'shoulder magic': a set of assisted pandiculations concentrated around the shoulder girdle to help… Continue reading Module 4/6